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Mallacoota Abalone Pearls Australia was borne in the turbulent sea off Gabo Island on the Wilderness Coast of Victoria. In these wild, pristine waters, our hand selected black lip abalone are cultivated to produce the ocean's most precious and unique gems.


Mallacoota Abalone Pearls Australia (MAPA) was founded by Mary and Gerry Menke.

From an abalone background on 'The Wilderness Coast', Mary and Gerry began this endeavour with a passion to invent, perfect a way to grow and cultivate these rare natural pearls and grow a sustainable aquaculture business.

Together they grew MAPA from an idea and pioneered Abalone Pearls to an award winning business.

Today, MAPA hold the oldest offshore aquaculture site in Victoria, and are the only known Abalone Pearl producers in Australia.


Tragically in 2014, Mary and Gerry were killed on board MH17.

Mary and Gerry's memory lives on through their children who continue to produce these stunning rare gems in Mary and Gerry's glowing essence.

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